Cedar and Poplar Box with Mitered Splines

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Project by FloridaArt posted 06-13-2012 12:41 PM 3075 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

June, 2012—This was a simple and fun box to make. It started when I spotted a poplar board with unusual coloring in Home Depot, which became the sides of this box. The top is two cedar boards edge-glued and planed. The pedestals are also cedar, cut on the band saw. That bottom is left-over hard board from another project.

The sides were mitered. The slots for the splines were made with the table saw and the splines are made from a dark hardwood. There are three coats of semi-gloss water-based polyurethane finish on this.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 06-13-2012 03:25 PM

I like everything about it Art. The leg design dresses it up nicely. That is some beautiful grains on every surface. Gr8 splines also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 11:08 PM

Really nice box Art, what are the dimensions?

-- Harry, Indiana

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#3 posted 06-14-2012 12:55 AM

That is some unique poplar. And it complements the cedar. I like the way you did the ‘feet’.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 06-14-2012 08:04 AM

Very nice work and your design lets the wood talk. A good choice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-14-2012 12:04 PM

Thank you all for the comments. The outside total dimensions are: 12×5.25×5.25 inches.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#6 posted 06-17-2012 12:17 AM

The grain of these two woods seem to complement each other. Your design is artfully expressed, subtle and inviting to look at. Thanks for sharing.

-- "Life's nonsense pierces us with strange relation." Wallace Stevens

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